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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136485/evaluating-the-impact-of-training-in-obesity-prevention-methods-on-the-counseling-knowledge-and-skills-of-wic-nutritionists-in-georgia-2014-2015
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Wendy Palmer, Danielle Henderson, Barbara Stahnke, Katherine Shary, Trisha Hardy, Jean A Welsh
OBJECTIVES: Motivational interviewing, a client-centered intervention method focused on enhancing intrinsic motivation for behavior change, shows a positive impact on children's weight status (ie, stabilizing or slowing down weight gain as a child grows). We evaluated the impact of a training program on knowledge and adoption of evidence-based obesity prevention counseling strategies among counselors from Georgia's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)...
November 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068716/perspectives-on-hiv-testing-among-wic-enrolled-postpartum-women-implications-for-intervention-development
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Yukiko Washio, Elizabeth Novack Wright, Dalmacio Flores, Annet Davis, Jesse Chittams, Claire Anagnostopulos, Linda M Kilby, Anne M Teitelman
Low-income minority women are disproportionately represented among those living with HIV in the U.S and also at-risk for substance abuse and intimate partner violence-collectively called the SAVA syndemic-which may impede HIV testing uptake. Views about HIV testing were assessed among women (ages 18-29) enrolled in a federally funded nutrition program for women, infants, and children (WIC) in a large Mid-Atlantic city. A survey (n = 80) and three focus groups were conducted in WIC offices located in neighborhoods with high HIV prevalence...
October 2017: AIDS Education and Prevention: Official Publication of the International Society for AIDS Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056310/breastfeeding-outcomes-in-washington-state-determining-the-effect-of-loving-support-peer-counseling-program-and-characteristics-of-participants-at-wic-agencies
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Catherine Hui Min Lee, Jean O'Leary, Phyllis Kirk, Timothy A Lower
OBJECTIVE: Determining the effect of the Loving Support Peer Counseling Program (LSPCP), and characteristics of participants on breastfeeding (BF) outcomes at Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) agencies in Washington State. DESIGN: Nonrandomized treatment vs control. SETTING: Public Health-Seattle and King County (PHSKC), Catholic Health Initiatives Franciscan Medical Group (CHIFMG). PARTICIPANTS: Women enrolled in WIC (intervention: PHSKC, n = 15,290; CHIFMG, n = 3,582)...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035107/maternal-social-disadvantage-and-newborn-telomere-length-in-archived-dried-blood-spots-from-the-michigan-neonatal-biobank
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Belinda L Needham, Margaret T Hicken, Ishtar O Govia, Colter Mitchell, Cleopatra M Abdou
Telomeres are the protective caps at the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes. Short telomere length is associated with morbidity and mortality among adults and may mark the biological impact of social experiences. Using archived dried blood spots from the Michigan Neonatal Biobank, this study examined markers of maternal social disadvantage (educational attainment, receipt of public assistance, marital status, and race/ethnicity) from linked birth certificates as predictors of telomere length at birth in a sample of 192 singleton neonates born to non-Hispanic black, non-Hispanic white, and Latina mothers aged 20-35 years...
2017: Biodemography and Social Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019906/predicting-child-protective-services-cps-involvement-among-low-income-u-s-families-with-young-children-receiving-nutritional-assistance
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Kristen S Slack, Sarah Font, Kathryn Maguire-Jack, Lawrence M Berger
This exploratory study examines combinations of income-tested welfare benefits and earnings, as they relate to the likelihood of child maltreatment investigations among low-income families with young children participating in a nutritional assistance program in one U.S. state (Wisconsin). Using a sample of 1065 parents who received the Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) benefits in late 2010 and early 2011, we find that relying on either work in the absence of other means-tested welfare benefits, or a combination of work and welfare benefits, reduces the likelihood of CPS involvement compared to parents who rely on welfare benefits in the absence of work...
October 11, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950724/wic-cash-value-voucher-redemption-behavior-in-jefferson-county-alabama-and-its-association-with-fruit-and-vegetable-consumption
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Chelsea R Singleton, William Opoku-Agyeman, Ermanno Affuso, Monica L Baskin, Emily B Levitan, Bisakha Sen, Olivia Affuso
PURPOSE: To examine cash value voucher (CVV) redemption behavior and its association with fruit and vegetable (FV) consumption among women who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Jefferson County, Alabama. PARTICIPANTS: Between October 2014 and January 2015, 300 women (mean age: 27.6 years; 66.8% non-Hispanic black; 45.1% obese) who participated in the Birmingham WIC program were surveyed...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Promotion: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918439/the-gulf-oil-spill-miscarriage-and-infertility-the-growh-study
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Emily W Harville, Arti Shankar, Leah Zilversmit, Pierre Buekens
PURPOSE: To examine whether reported exposure to the Gulf oil spill (2010) was related to reproductive reported miscarriage or infertility. METHODS: 1524 women aged 18-45 recruited through prenatal and Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) clinics, and community events were interviewed about their experience of the oil spill and reproductive history. 1434 women had information on outcomes of at least one pregnancy, and 633 on a pregnancy both before and after the spill...
September 16, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917491/strengths-and-challenges-of-the-alaska-wic-breastfeeding-peer-counselor-program-a%C3%A2-qualitative-study-of-program-implementation
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Katie Cueva, Sarah Shimer, Dana Kent, Alan C Geller, K Viswanath, Teresa T Fung
OBJECTIVE: To explore the implementation of a breastfeeding (BF) peer counselor (BFPC) program with Alaska Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). METHODS: The study used focus groups, surveys, and interviews, with transcripts analyzed in Atlas.ti and survey data summarized in Microsoft Excel. RESULTS: Respondents included 33 interviewed WIC staff and BFPCs, 25 clients in focus groups, and 129 surveyed clients...
November 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890264/breastfeeding-is-associated-with-higher-retention-in-wic-after-age-1
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Shannon E Whaley, Mike Whaley, Lauren E Au, Klara Gurzo, Lorrene D Ritchie
OBJECTIVE: Examine factors associated with retention on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) after 1 year of age. SETTING: A large California WIC program. PARTICIPANTS: WIC participants 14 months old (9,632) between July and September, 2016. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Recertification in WIC by 14 months of age. ANALYSIS: Multivariate logistic regression was performed and odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were computed to examine factors associated with child retention in WIC at age 14 months...
November 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877598/resident-documentation-of-social-determinants-of-health-effects-of-a-teaching-tool-in-the-outpatient-setting
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Milani Patel, Eleanor Bathory, Jenna Scholnick, Tanya White-Davis, Jaeun Choi, Sandra Braganza
Social determinants of health (SDH) significantly affect the health of children and thus, screening is important in pediatric primary care. We assessed the use of a formal social history taking tool after a 2-phase intervention. The first phase (P1) was a teaching module describing SDH and community resources and the second phase (P2) consisted of visual reminders to use the tool. Patient charts (n = 322) were reviewed pre- and postintervention. Residents had higher documentation rates of Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program use and housing subsidies at post-P1 and at post-P(1 + 2) (WIC, P = ...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840823/availability-of-low-fat-milk-and-produce-in-small-and-mid-sized-grocery-stores-after-2014-wic-final-rule-changes-tennessee
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David Schlundt, Chiquita Briley, Barbara Canada, Jessica L Jones, Baqar A Husaini, Janice S Emerson, Pamela C Hull
INTRODUCTION: The 2007 Interim Rule mandated changes to food packages in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) for implementation by 2009. The 2014 Final Rule required additional changes, including increasing the cash value voucher for fruits and vegetables from $6 to $8 for children by June 2014, and allowing only low-fat (1%) or nonfat milk for mothers and children aged 2 to 4 years by October 2014. This study evaluated the effect of the 2014 Final Rule changes on the food environment of small and mid-sized WIC-authorized grocery stores...
August 24, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829156/breastfeeding-and-complementary-feeding-patterns-among-women-enrolled-in-wic-wic-infant-and-toddler-feeding-practices-study-2
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Courtney Paolicelli, Danielle Berman, Tameka Owens, Allison Magness, Kelley S Scanlon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818488/education-for-wic-peer-counselors-about-breastfeeding-the-late-preterm-infant
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Cindi Faith Bennett, Cynthia Galloway, Jane S Grassley
Mothers of late preterm infants need ongoing support because they often find establishing breastfeeding (BF) to be complex and difficult. Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children peer counselors provide BF information and emotional support to new mothers in many communities. However, their current training does not include education about BF for the late preterm infant. The purpose of this report is to present important information about BF and the late preterm infant that can enhance peer counselors' ability to offer appropriate support...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816807/a-whooping-cough-education-module-for-wic-clients-in-utah
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Karlen E Luthy, Alicia Anderson, Janelle Macintosh, Renea L Beckstrand, Lacey M Eden, Ryan Amy, Christopher I Macintosh
BACKGROUND: Clients in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) are required to complete education modules quarterly to maintain eligibility. The purposes of this project were to: (1) create a whooping cough vaccination education module for WIC clients; (2) evaluate baseline perceptions of WIC clients on the whooping cough vaccine and disease; and (3) evaluate whooping cough knowledge following completion of the module. PROBLEM: A decline in vaccination rates among infants and children using WIC services was reported by a local WIC program director who requested whooping cough vaccination education materials...
September 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806489/characteristics-of-spontaneous-births-attended-by-midwives-and-physicians-in-us-hospitals-in-2014
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Patrick Thornton
INTRODUCTION: This study compares characteristics and birth outcomes of women attended by certified nurse-midwives/certified midwives (midwives) and physicians in US hospitals in 2014. METHODS: Data reported in 2014 on the 2003 version of the US birth certificate were examined. Spontaneous vaginal births attributed to midwives and physicians and occurring in hospitals were included. Demographic and risk profiles and adjusted odds ratios for maternal and newborn outcomes were compared by provider type...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793204/baby-friendly-hospital-initiative-and-breastfeeding-among-wic-participating-infants-in-los-angeles-county
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Tabashir Z Nobari, Lu Jiang, May C Wang, Shannon E Whaley
BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding rates among low-income infants lag behind national rates. Policies such as the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) improve breastfeeding and may benefit low-income populations such as those who participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). A recent effort exists to increase the number of Baby-Friendly designated hospitals in Los Angeles County (LAC). Research aim: This study aimed to determine whether the BFHI effort has had a beneficial effect on Baby-Friendly hospital practices in LAC hospitals and to determine if birthing hospitals' Baby-Friendly designation status is associated with breastfeeding outcomes among WIC-participating children in LAC...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789652/exploring-the-relationship-between-general-practice-characteristics-and-attendance-at-walk-in-centres-minor-injuries-units-and-emergency-departments-in-england-2009-10-2012-2013-a-longitudinal-study
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Peter Tammes, Richard W Morris, Emer Brangan, Kath Checkland, Helen England, Alyson Huntley, Daniel Lasserson, Fiona MacKichan, Chris Salisbury, Lesley Wye, Sarah Purdy
BACKGROUND: The UK National Health Service Emergency Departments (ED) have recently faced increasing attendance rates. This study investigated associations of general practice and practice population characteristics with emergency care service attendance rates. METHODS: A longitudinal design with practice-level measures of access and continuity of care, patient population demographics and use of emergency care for the financial years 2009/10 to 2012/13. The main outcome measures were self-referred discharged ED attendance rate, and combined self-referred discharged ED, self-referred Walk-in Centre (WiC) and self-referred Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) attendance rate per 1000 patients...
August 8, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774365/-neurocognitive-function-of-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-and-long-term-disease-free-survival-and-related-influencing-factors
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Xiao-Yan Fu, Xiao-Tian Xie, Yan Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the neurocognitive function of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and long-term disease-free survival and related influencing factors. METHODS: A total of 40 ALL children with long-term disease-free survival were enrolled as study group, and 40 healthy children were enrolled as control group. The Chinese Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (C-WISC), continuous performance test (CPT), and Stroop test software were used for the evaluation of all children...
August 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768611/a-smartphone-app-for-families-with-preschool-aged-children-in-a-public-nutrition-program-prototype-development-and-beta-testing
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Pamela Hull, Janice S Emerson, Meghan E Quirk, Juan R Canedo, Jessica L Jones, Violetta Vylegzhanina, Douglas C Schmidt, Shelagh A Mulvaney, Bettina M Beech, Chiquita Briley, Calvin Harris, Baqar A Husaini
BACKGROUND: The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in the United States provides free supplemental food and nutrition education to low-income mothers and children under age 5 years. Childhood obesity prevalence is higher among preschool children in the WIC program compared to other children, and WIC improves dietary quality among low-income children. The Children Eating Well (CHEW) smartphone app was developed in English and Spanish for WIC-participating families with preschool-aged children as a home-based intervention to reinforce WIC nutrition education and help prevent childhood obesity...
August 2, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766913/feasibility-and-acceptability-of-a-text-message-intervention-used-as-an-adjunct-tool-by-wic-breastfeeding-peer-counsellors-the-latch-pilot
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Nurit Harari, Marjorie S Rosenthal, Valerie Bozzi, Lori Goeschel, Teshika Jayewickreme, Chukwuma Onyebeke, Michele Griswold, Rafael Perez-Escamilla
Breastfeeding rates among mothers in the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) are lower than for other mothers in the United States. The objective of this study was to test the acceptability and feasibility of the Lactation Advice thru Texting Can Help intervention. Mothers were enrolled at 18-30 weeks gestation from two WIC breastfeeding peer counselling (PC) programmes if they intended to breastfeed and had unlimited text messaging, more than fifth-grade literacy level, and fluency in English or Spanish...
August 1, 2017: Maternal & Child Nutrition
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